Design Tour: Park Alameda
Join us for a Tour and Lunch at The Park Alameda
Friday, June 14, 2013
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
2428 Central Avenue, Alameda
Cost: AIA Members $10, Non Members $15 includes lunch. Please RSVP by noon, Thursday, June 13.
1.5 CES LUs
Anne Phillips, AIA and project manager Laura Allen, AIA lead a lunchtime design tour of the newly redesigned Park Alameda designed by Anne Phillips Architecture
The Park Alameda project transformed an infamously blighted and crime ridden 1970’s motel, located in downtown Alameda, into 62 units of affordable workforce housing.
The project included a radical redesign of the facade, complete renovation of the living units, and the addition of two new buildings and a courtyard where a deteriorated parking lot was once located. The project achieved a high green point rating through an overhaul of the MEP systems, cool roofs, a rooftop solar thermal system, sun shades, low flow plumbing fixtures, and energy efficient lighting.
The metal sun shades, guardrails, sculptural metal bays and polycarbonite siding at the exterior stair break up the massing of the monolithic building volume and enliven streetscape. Vibrant colors and materials transform this project into a new downtown landmark.
Attendees will be able to
- identify three key points of how to effectively renovate a blighted motel into affordable housing to encourage neighborhood stabilization;
- state three ways to integrate sustainable, renewable building materials into lower-cost projects;
- name three to five ways the project achieved a high Green Point rating;
- identify design elements that connect the building to its surrounding community.